Artist Film Screening: Nadia Kaabi-Linke

Join The Mosaic Rooms and Iniva for a special screening and discussion about Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s video installation ‘NO’ which focuses on the rigorous visa process that people must go through to enter the UK.

‘NO’ is a two-channel video installation, presenting a dialogue in which a crowd, without power despite their numbers, opposes an individual voice of authority. On one screen an omnipotent faceless mouth voices the questions the UK border agency asks on the visa form. On the other, a choir of Tunisian citizens sings the responses to these demands for information. They are a group, yet they remain subject to the authoritarian voice and its investigation. The setting within an Anglican church draws parallels to the Holy Inquisition and the presumption of guilt without fair hearing.

The video piece was inspired by Kaabi Linke’s own experience but also in response to the recent uprisings in Tunisia which saw  “many people fleeing from North Africa. The uprisings were motivated by an unanimous consent for more freedom, social fairness and economical wealth, but then, when the protests showed first signs of success, refugees from Tunisia and other parts of Africa used the gaps of the North African borders to searched freedom and wealth where it always was supposed to be, in Europe.”

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist and special guest about the process and experience of making this work.


Duration 27 November 2014 - 27 November 2014
Times 6.30pm
Cost Free
Venue Iniva
Address 1 Rivington Place London EC2A 3BA, ,
Contact 020 7729 9616 / /

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